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Colonie Town Board approves housing program budget

Section 8 Voucher Program assists 329 families

At the Colonie Town Board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, a public hearing was held to approve the budget and plan for Colonie’s subsidized housing program, a town program with a $1.95 million budget that aims to provide safe and sanitary housing to the elderly, disabled and families with very low incomes.

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Get To Know: Ed Neary

This week's Get To Know appears in the Oct. 29 editions of Spotlight News.

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Phil Steck, Tom Jasiewicz vie for seat in the 110th

Candidates go head to head on Common Core, SAFE Act

This year, voters in the the 110th District have a choice on Tuesday, Nov. 4, between incumbent Phil Steck, a Democrat, or Republican challenger Tom Jasiewicz to represent them in the State Assembly.

South Colonie voters OK capital project

Residents voted 610-186 in favor of district’s $18.8M plan to renovate its school facilities

South Colonie residents voted on the school district’s $13.8 million capital project on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and the results were overwhelmingly in the project’s favor.

A sensory-friendly Halloween

Albany’s Autism Society hosts its first Trunk or Treat event at Spotted Zebra

The Capital District’s Autism Society will hold its first annual Sensory-Friendly Trunk or Treat event, where kids can come and enjoy Halloween without the jumps and scares.

LETTER: Justin Corcoran is experienced, ethical

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 29 editions of Spotlight News.

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Hoping for sweet success

Uncle Sam’s chocolate shop opens a new location in Latham

Much like the chocolates he makes, Joe Suhrada, owner of Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory, felt that it was time his business changed its flavor, which is why he decided to open a second location in Latham.

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Paul Tonko, Jim Fischer see different paths

Candidates for 20th Congressional District meet at forum, lay out vision for country

Job creation and growing the economy are crucial issues for residents of the 20th Congressional District, according to both candidates. However, they share diverging opinions on how to achieve those goals.

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Park Playhouse and Palace partner up

Collaboration brings about performances of ‘Pinkalicious’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

The Palace Performing Arts Center is adding to its 2014/2015 season two family-oriented theatrical offerings produced by Albany’s Park Playhouse.

LETTER: It’s time for the state to release abuse statistics

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 29 editions of Spotlight News.

EDITORIAL: To the letter

This editorial appears in the Oct. 29 editions of Spotlight News.

Sports poll: Which team will win the Section II Class AA boys soccer title?

Four Suburban Council teams remain alive in the Section 2 Class AA boys soccer playoffs.

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A shared experience

Director of documentary about the Dalai Lama to discuss his work at The Spectrum

The chance to meet the Dalai Lama is, for many, a life-altering experience.

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A turkey’s tale

Glenmont resident’s book for children inspired by a real-life avian visitor to the neighborhood

A wild turkey showed up in a small Glenmont neighborhood two years ago and surprised residents when it tried to make friends with a neighbor’s group of free-range chickens.

North Colonie may see enrollment boom

Board of education members discuss possible impact as housing developments near completion

At the North Colonie School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, board members considered routes to take as the possibility of higher enrollment arises with several housing developments finishing construction and beginning to sell to new residents.

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Get To Know: Linda Graf

This appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

LETTER: Corcoran stands out as a solid choice for Supreme Court

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

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Passport to understanding

Get a glimpse of the world at annual Festival of Nations at Empire State Plaza

A long-standing Albany tradition continues when the Empire State Plaza Convention Center hosts the 43rd annual Festival of Nations on Sunday, Oct. 26, in downtown Albany.

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Colonie hosts Halloween party at Pruyn House

Annual holiday event for kids moves to a new venue

With Halloween waiting right around the corner, the town of Colonie is preparing for its annual Outdoor Halloween Celebration to be held at the Pruyn House for the first time.

LETTER: Walk highlights state’s failure to protect the disabled

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

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